To The New raises Rs 750 mn from Four Cross Media

MUMBAI: To The New, the company which holds Ignitee Digital Services, Tangerine and Intelligrape, has raised Rs 750 million from Four Cross Media.

The investment will be made in the India operations of To The New over a period of three years.

To The New said it will employ the renewed investments in further cementing its position in the Indian digital marketing industry by investing in people, technology, brand and infrastructure.

With the fresh corpus of investment from Four Cross Media, To The New said it will target revenues of Rs 25 billion over the next three years.

Looking for strategic acquisitions for growth, To The New had acquired Ignitee Digital Services in 2011.

Four Cross Media co-founder Puneet Johar said, “There has been a burgeoning demand for digital services in India over the last couple of years and we see this market rapidly growing. As Indian consumers spend more time online, we are seeing many more businesses working this to their advantage. We aim to strengthen the ‘To The New’ brand so that it becomes the partner of choice for businesses which have the strategic intent of reinventing themselves for the digital consumer.”

Four Cross Media is known for its investments in the Indian and ASEAN region. Since its inception, Four Cross Media has invested Rs 350 million in building the Indian business operations of To The New from ground-up and growing the organisation organically and through various strategic acquisitions.

Ignitee Digital Services CEO Atul Hegde commented, “We are delighted to be a part of the TO THE NEW network. With a young and enthusiastic group of individuals and global domain experts, we are confident that we will be able provide world-class service delivery to our clients in India. We will focus on investing in developing the right skill-sets as we find innovative ways to develop and execute campaigns for our clients.”

Founded in 2010, To The New offers a comprehensive range of digital services across marketing, media, content and technology.

Through its various business units, To The New collectively manages the mandates for around 50 clients in India, across diverse sectors including BFSI, automobiles, e-commerce, FMCG/retail, hospitality and media and entertainment.

To The New currently employs 300 people in India across its business units. As the industry continues to flourish, it is expected to ramp up the talent pool to 600 professionals in the next two years.

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